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2020 News

AFL Spartanburg Manufacturing Facilities Awarded for Workplace Safety

The facilities receiving this award manufacture fiber optic cable, accessories and fusion splicers and operate in highly industrial environments.

Webinar: Fiber Routing Best Practices

Join Tom and a special guest from a Tier 1 ISP to learn proper methods and best practices for cable routing within fiber management systems.

AFL Issued 12 New Technology Patents

Patents were given for technology and developments in connectivity, fiber management, fiber optic cable, fusion splicing, test equipment and conductor accessory products.

AFL’s AccessWrap™ Installation Doubles Across Europe, Driven by Increased Bandwidth Requirements

The installation of AccessWrap has doubled over the past two month due to the increased need for broadband capacity exposed by COVID-19.

AFL Presents Two Naruse Academic Scholarship Awards

Scholarships were awarded to Andrew Lewis, son of Kristine Lewis, territory sales manager for AFL, and Kavya Patchipulusu, daughter of Prasad Patchipulusu, IT applications development manager.

Webinar: The Foolproof Way to Eliminate the #1 Cause of Fiber Optic Network Outages

Hosted by Tom DePaolantonio, the webinar will cover the consequences and cures for over 80 percent of network outages.

AFL Recognized by SC Chamber of Commerce for Safety

Recognition is based on the Lost Time Incident Rate recorded during the 2019 calendar year.

Light Brigade® Launches FTTH Remote Classrooms

FTTx Outside Plant Design and Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) Remote Classroom courses have been added to Light Brigade’s training catalog.

AFL Champions Fiber Broadband Association, Women in Manufacturing Boards and Committees

Several associates are supporting both the Fiber Broadband Association and Women in Manufacturing, playing an active role to enhance both the fiber broadband market and the manufacturing sector.

Light Brigade® Launches Customizable Remote Training Options

The new Remote Classroom Sessions deliver personalized training in a convenient and essential live, online learning format.

AFL Engineering Team Designs 3D-printed Face Shields for Frontline Workers

Using 3D printing technology, more than 100 face shields have been sent to local hospitals, including Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center and another Upstate hospital, with more expected to be printed and dispersed.

AFL Introduces Glueless Ribbonizing Tool

The new tool saves time and money by eliminating inefficiencies such as glue cure time and contamination of splicing equipment.

AFL Marketing Executive Joins Fiber Broadband Association Women in Fiber Steering Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to share insight into professional development and discuss opportunities for women to achieve their full potential in the fiber optics field.

Light Brigade® Launches Online Fiber Safety Training

The course examines fiber specific safety concerns like working with sharp glass fibers, harsh chemicals in cleaners, adhesives and the tools used for preparing cables.

AFL Launches ROGUE® OLTS Certifier

The OLTS Certifier features a test port on each of the paired units that measures insertion loss, return loss and length bi-directionally to industry standards on MM or SM networks.

AFL to Introduce Fujikura 90 Series Fusion Splicers, ASCEND® Cassettes at BICSI Winter

Visit AFL in booth #831 to see our newest product releases including the Fujikura 90S/R Fusion Splicers, the ASCEND® platform with new cassettes and the ROGUE® OLTS Certifier, among other products.

AFL Showcasing Glass Processing and Fiber Technology at SPIE BiOS and Photonics West 2020

Visit AFL at BiOS in booth #8019 and Photonics West in booth #3019 to see glass processing equipment, LDF cleavers and specialty optical fiber.

AFL Launches the Fujikura 90 Series Fusion Splicers

Designed to maximize productivity and minimize downtime, the new splicers feature ergonomic improvements and other enhancements to automate operation.

AFL Hyperscale’s Robert Dennelly to Present at CAPRE’s 2020 Digital Infrastructure Industry Forecast

Titled “The Year of the Edge: Will There Be Explosive Growth in the Nascent Market?”, panel experts will weigh in on whether edge computing will be pushed to its limits.

AFL Receives Two New Patents

The patents were received for technology and developments in Optical Connectivity and Apparatus (OCA) products.

AFL Introduces Xpress Fiber Management® Dual Access Module Panel

Designed to maximize module capacity through both front and rear access in four rack units (RUs), the panel is ideal where additional rack space is unavailable.


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